My 10x10 bedroom has one funky light fixture in the center. Can I get away with replacing it with one recessed light?

  • if you have room then yes
    – jsotola
    Mar 14, 2018 at 0:22
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    Flush Mount Lighting is common now even with LEDs. Recessed can be done with less beamwidth, but less glare at a distance. Mar 14, 2018 at 1:21
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    Are you sure the beamwidth of the can is going to give enough spread to light the room adequately? Mar 14, 2018 at 2:06
  • Why not just replace the objectionable fixture with a new more attractive surface mounted one that uses the same box? There is a box there, right? I ask this because I have seen cases where a ceiling fixture was wired without a box. I think this usually occurs in inexpensive construction where there was originally no ceiling fixture (the code required wall switch controlled a receptacle), then later someone with no respect for the code adds a ceiling fixture without a box. Mar 14, 2018 at 13:37

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I wonder if one is enough to light up the whole room with it being recessed and all. You might wanna consider doing more than one.

  • Thanks all. I used an LED flush mounted fixture which provided plenty of light (and looks good, too). Liked it so well I replaced another fixture in spare room.
    – Arturo
    Mar 15, 2018 at 16:06
  • Come on. Let's see a picture
    – E BIRD
    Mar 15, 2018 at 17:23

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